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NETWORK-WIDE ROUTING MOTORWAY RING MAINZ WITH DYNAMIC VARIABLE SIGNPOSTING SYSTEM AND TEMPORARY OPENING OF THE HARD SHOULDER MOTORWAY A63, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

, 2011/2012

Challenge

The forecast of more than 100,000 vehicles per day on the motorway A60 in the year 2025 made the 6-lane expansion of the motorway ring around the city of Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate) an important measure to ensure smooth traffic flow and to increase the capacity and safety.

Details

With the installation of a network wide rerouting system including dynamic signposting and temporary opening of the hard shoulder on the motorway A63 between the junction Nieder-Olm and the interchange Mainz Süd in both directions, SWARCO TRAFFIC SYSTEMS Interurban makes an important contribution to this project.

Project content

  • 8 SWARCO FUTURIT dynamic rerouting signs (dWiSta)
  • 18 Outstations with control module CCM2200+
  • 37 Variable message signs / rerouting signs in prism technology
  • 32 Cameras with automatic lane scanning
  • “BSURZ“ Central technology for hard shoulder opening
  • Implementation of network-wide rerouting system motorway ring Mainz into the existing traffic management system Cologne – Koblenz

Realization

Start of construction: February 2011
Start of operation: April 2012
Currently, the start of the automatic lane scanning is postponed.

Benefits

 

 

Depending on the traffic situation, the hard shoulder on the A63, which at the moment is permanently open, will be used as third lane or as emergency lane.

Additionally, the dynamic signs of the rerouting system will be used to warn of congestion and incidents and give route recommendations for the area.